Kristina Vlahovicova

Kristina Vlahovicova
Georgetown University | GU · Department of Psychology

MSc in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation

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Introduction
Kristina has a background in psychology and sociology, as well as rigorous training in research design and program evaluation. She currently works at Promundo-US, where she applies a gender and masculinities lens to survey research and evaluations of gender transformative programs. She is most interested in the prevention of violence against children, its intersection with violence against women, and the role and impact of active fatherhood on early childhood development and violence reduction.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
Promundo-US
Position
  • Research Associate
October 2014 - present
Violence Prevention Alliance (WHO)
Position
  • Member
June 2012 - October 2014
NYU Langone Medical Center
Position
  • Project Manager
Education
October 2014 - September 2015
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
September 2007 - May 2011
Macalester College
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (10)
Technical Report
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Encuesta IMAGES de Masculinidades Bolivia (Informe completo) https://www.menandboysbolivia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/FullReport_IMAGES-Bolivia_FINAL.pdf Encuesta IMAGES Bolivia (Resumen ejecutivo) https://www.menandboysbolivia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Resumen-Ejecutivo_IMAGESBolivia_FINAL.pdf Encuesta IMAGES Bolivia (Slide deck) https:...
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A growing number of researchers studying intimate partner violence (IPV) employ aggregate measures of relevant attitudes to serve as proxy measures for norms around IPV. However, there is a lack of consistency in how these measures are constructed and how their validity is confirmed. The first aim of this study is to demonstrate and validate innova...
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Background Rwanda has made great progress in improving reproductive, maternal, and newborn health (RMNH) care; however, barriers to ensuring timely and full RMNH service utilization persist, including women’s limited decision-making power and poor-quality care. This study sought to better understand whether and how gender and power dynamics between...
Conference Paper
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Fathers have a profound and lasting impact on their children’s development. Parents and caregivers are the most important providers of nurturing care for children, and while women have historically taken the role of principal caregivers, this document recognizes the need to support fathers and male caregivers to assume a central parenting role, tog...
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In response to growing evidence of associations between harmful masculinities and adverse health outcomes, researchers developed the Man Box Scale to provide a standardized measure to assess these inequitable gender attitudes. In 2019, we evaluated the psychometric properties of the 17-item Man Box Scale and derived a 5-item short form. Using previ...
Technical Report
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The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is one of the most comprehensive household studies carried out around the world on men’s and women’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. In the Central Region of Uganda, IMAGES contributes to a growing evidence base on violence, gender, and health,...
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Child physical abuse is an issue of global concern. Conservative estimates set global prevalence of this type of maltreatment at 25%, its consequences and cost to society escalating with increasing frequency and severity of episodes. Syntheses of the evidence on parenting programs for reducing rates of physical abuse recidivism have, to date, not b...
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We sought to determine impacts of a pediatric primary care intervention, the Video Interaction Project, on 3-year trajectories of parenting stress related to parent–child interactions in low socioeconomic status families. A randomized controlled trial was conducted, with random assignment to one of two interventions Video Interaction Project (VIP);...

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